Everyone loves a treat now and then and this is perfect for that day! Also perfect for a get together or just, friends or for that film night with the partner. Quick, easy and again cheap!
14.1oz (400g) strong bread flour (plus extra for dusting)
1x7g sachet of dried yeast
2 Tbsp dried mixed herbs
1 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
9.2 Floz (275ml) tepid water
2oz (56g) butter
2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
Pre-heat oven to 190c (gas 5)
To start, place the flour, herbs, garlic and yeast in a large mixing bowl, add the water little at a time while mixing until you have a nice soft sticky dough (you might not need all the water).
Empty this out onto a floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and springy, place in a slightly oiled bowl covered with a damp dish cloth and place in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.
Grease a large baking tin or cake tin, tip the dough out onto the work surface and knead lightly for a minute, divide into equal pieces and roll into balls, place these into he baking tin and don’t be afraid if they’re cramped as this is better, cover with the damp dish cloth and leave to prove again for 1 and a half hours in a warm place.
While they’re proving, mix together the butter and garlic, leave to one side.
Cooking time, sprinkle over a little salt and dot the garlic butter around the bread, into the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Perfect for sharing (if you want to).